Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers "confess" and vent about blogging/bookish topics. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions. It is hosted by Karen at For What It's Worth and Pam from Midnyte Reader. One of the hosts will give us a question to respond to and a linky for sharing our responses and developing community.
I am both lucky and unlucky in my family situation. I am unmarried and don't have a large extended family to take up my time. My closest family is my brother who is rather bewildered at the whole blogging thing but isn't negative about the time I spend doing it. I doubt the rest of my family even knows I blog.
I am lucky that my friends are also bloggers or, at least, readers and understand my obsessions. Since I began blogging, I am doing a lot more book-related things. I attend as many author signings as I can fit into my schedule. I'm lucky to have a good friend who likes to go along on these "road trips" since authors never make appearances very close to where I live.
The only balance I need to maintain is between my blogging life and my working life. Since I am a school media specialist, the two lives overlap quite often. As I near retirement, I expect that the blogging will start tipping the balance more to its side. Right now there isn't conflict between my online and real lives.
What about you, how do you balance blogging and real life?